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I'm making my sister a cape from this fleece:
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I ordered it without being able to touch it, and it seems a
little light-weight compared to the Polartec I have used for
her capes in the past. So I began to think about doubling
it, maybe even making it reversible with a black or brown
fleece, edges turned to the right side and googled for some
pictures. This look:
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is just about right. I wish had some spare fox fur laying
about. ;->
However, I just consulted with her, she want it single
layer. :-( So I'll make her a fabulous "fur" hat instead.
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BEI Design
Not my style, but it's not for me. ;-}
I cut it out today, swinging it off grain so the dark stripe runs vertically from hem tapering in at the neckline center front and back, with plenty of large scraps so I can for sure make the hat, and ... hmmm... maybe a muff? ;-> No embroidery on this fleece, so I'm on the lookout for some really spectacular buttons.
B
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Wow! I have to admit that it's not my style either but the cape with fur trim looks so good I wish it was. ;-) Too bad she doesn't want the trim (or did I get that wrong? It's still early in the morning, before-first-tea time...). Anyway, perhaps large black frog closures might be the thing on that one? And a similar ornament on the hat? Just kicking my brain into working order... ;-)
U.
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E. g. this for the hat:
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and this for the cape:
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U. - uh-oh, brain is running amok! ;-)
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Ursula Schrader
No, you have it right, she wants just the one layer, so adding a turned-back trim at he edges is out.
Interesting thought. However, I'll probably find nice buttons and leave the print to make the hat 'statement'.
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Love those! However I think they would be wasted on a leopard print. Maybe I'll make her a faux-fur white-ecru-eggshell or red fleece and use those frogs.
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Oh yes, that would bring them out nicely. Probably something more simple would be better for the cat. ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
I'm going to a couple of local shops to see what is available, then if I don't find what I want I found this FABULOUS online shop:
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I really like the look of this one:
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No idea how their service is, although they answered a question about laundering of that button right away, which bodes well.
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Wow, great site! Looks good! I had thought about something like big black jet stones but the braided one is even better. Reminds me of my granny's Persian lamb coat; loved her in that one, it was her go-to-church-in-winter one and smelled of her wardrobe (a wonderful light scent of freesia).
You evil woman tempted me to browse, and I discovered this one:
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I've never seen anything similar on German websites but it would be just the thing to design a gown around it. Maybe it's good that I can't get it; after all, I planned to live more frugal one fabric side this year. ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
I also love this one, but it isn't quite big enough, I wanted 1-1.25 inches. :-(
Frugal be damned! I'm going all out for my sister, I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to have her.
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Hmm, you might be right. I wonder if there are such buttons that size.
Just said that >I'd< be more frugal. In your case, don't hesitate to get your sister the best and most expensive if it's the right thing. I wish I could have done and made more for my mom, and for my grandma, too, although I was a snotty twen at the time she died and wasn't able to do much.
U.
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Ursula Schrader
If you like those buttons, then you probably need this book:
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(NancyNehring's 50 Heirloom Buttons to Make). I'm not advertising for Amazon, but they do have pretty pictures.
Kay
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